Blacks’ Beauty

oh_fall_2010Fall 2010 – “Just past the quaint village of Leith, at the end of a gravel lane, a wooden sign swings in the wind. Carved water birds fly over whittled blue waves below the word, “BLACKBURN.” The sign welcomes visitors to an oasis on the east shore of Owen Sound that is the new home of Mary Ellen and Bill Black.

The most miraculous part is that, once this cottage lot of three acres was cleared, it took Clancy Builders only four months to construct this spacious post and beam home on the water.

“Working with the Blacks on their beautiful home was a fun process,” says Tim Clancy, who works with his father Tom. “Like all our projects, this custom house is unique.”

“It was like a barn-raising,” says Mary Ellen. “Tom and Tim were here every day overseeing things to make sure it all went smoothly.” “We originally looked at the house next door, but when we found this lot was available, we jumped at the chance to purchase it and build our own home,” Bill says of the couple’s gorgeous Georgian Bay creation.”

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